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Free Webinar: Part D Extra Help and California’s Home and Community Based Services Programs

February 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

When: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET

In 2012, the Affordable Care Act expanded the Part D Extra Help (also known as the Low-Income Subsidy “LIS”) program such that dual eligibles enrolled in certain Home and Community-Based Services (“HCBS”) programs should not be charged any co-pays for Part D drugs. Despite the change in the law, dual eligibles enrolled in Community Based Adult Services (“CBAS”) and some in the Multipurpose Senior Services Program (“MSSP”) have been improperly charged co-pays since 2012. The number of impacted individuals is around 30,000. Starting this year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) is beginning to properly assess co-pays and retroactively reimburse them, and dual eligibles will begin receiving reimbursements in the next several weeks.

This webinar will discuss what advocates need to know during this process, including:

  • An overview of the relevant Part D Extra Help (“LIS”) rules;
  • Identifying different populations impacted;
  • A summary of the co-pay and reimbursement processes;
  • The timeline for reimbursements and template notices beneficiaries will receive; and
  • How to assist beneficiaries, including the Best Available Evidence Rule.

Who should participate:
Advocates who work with California’s dual eligibles, individuals interested in California’s dual eligible demonstration, and other stakeholders.

Denny Chan, Senior Staff Attorney, Justice in Aging

This webinar will take place on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET. 

Closed captioning will be available during this webinar. A link with access to the captions will be shared through GoToWebinar’s chat box shortly before the webinar start time. 



February 25
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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